OUR TEAM

STEVE WHISENANT

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Steve Whisenant is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Haven Campus Communities. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the company as well as the ongoing facilitation of real estate partnerships.

Since 1969, Whisenant has been involved in more than 4 million square feet of retail development, primarily through his ownerships in Tri-Kell Investments, Inc. and Madison Retail, LLC. Most recently, Whisenant has added Haven Campus Communities to his portfolio of endeavors.

Whisenant earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He has been an active member of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and is a former International Business Fellow. He has served as a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech, Georgia State University and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

JOHN A. WILLIAMS JR. (JAY)

Co-founder & President
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As President and co-founder of Haven Campus Communities, Jay is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company including the overall strategic direction and the oversight of partnership and development activity.

Jay has over twenty years of experience in real estate development, investment management and syndication, and has a diverse background as an investor, advisor and operating executive. He has previously served as President of Williams Realty Advisors, co-founder of Oxford Properties and CEO of Williams Investment Group.

Jay has experience working in an executive board capacity with numerous early stage companies including RealValuator and DataBridge (recently purchased by Zillow). He began his career working as a marketing executive for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. Jay has always been active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Open Hand and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the PATH Foundation as well as the Beck Foundation.

BRIAN MILLER

Executive Vice President
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Brian Miller is Executive Vice President for Haven Campus Communities. He is responsible for overseeing the operating aspects of the Haven portfolio as well as coordination of future developments and acquisitions.

With more than 14 years of multi-family and student housing experience, Miller has excelled at every level of operations and development. He most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for Ambling Student Housing, directing all new development projects and strategic business partnerships. He previously served as Director of Special Projects for The Park Companies.

Miller has twice served as President of the Mississippi Multifamily Council and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. He twice served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the Mississippi Home Builders Association. Mr. Miller holds several industry certifications such as RAM, FHC, NAHP, CPO, and HCCP.

BRYAN BOYLES

Vice President of Finance
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Bryan Boyles is the Vice President of Finance for Elevation Development Group as well as VP of Finance for Haven Campus Communities. He is responsible for the financial underwriting of all development projects, as well as the management of entitlement and due diligence processes.

Bryan has over 10 years of experience in real estate development, acquisitions, and asset management. Prior to joining Haven, he worked for Novare Group, managing the development and operation of the commercial components of the company’s mixed-use projects. Most recently, he worked with CORO Realty Advisors in the asset management of office and retail properties valuing over $200 Million.

Bryan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He is currently an active member of the University of Georgia Young Alumni Association, and has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Young Atlanta Retail Alliance.

RONNIE GEORGE

Vice President of Construction
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JEREMY RITZ

Project Manager
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CHRIS SNAVELY

Construction Manager
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Chris Snavely is the Construction Manager for Haven Campus Communities. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day management of our General Contractors and monitoring the progress of our ongoing projects. Prior to joining Elevation Development Group, he worked for Traton Homes in Marietta, Georgia where he served as Project Manager over various job sites throughout the Atlanta area.

As a seasoned construction executive with over 20 years of leadership, Chris’s focus on proactive management solutions rather than reactive problem triage has resulted in the successful delivery of over $300 million in revenue. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia in 1992.

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